£100,000 Porsche 911s: Six-figure superstars
Porsche 911E 2.4
Driving a 2.4-litre Porsche 911E, you’d never guess that it was, in the current market, nearly half the cost of its more illustrious S-badged brother. In fact, of all the cars assembled for our £100,000 showdown, the 2.4E possibly represents the best value for money when put in the context of its peers.
E and F-Series examples of the 911S currently seem to sit somewhere between £150,000 and £200,000, while an entry-level 2.4T (a far lesser Neunelfer) would unburden your wallet by only £20,000 or so compared to the Einspritz.
Sitting at the top of the 911 range for half a decade, the S’s lineage as the fi rst performance Porsche 911 means that its place at the peak of non-RS pre-impact bumper prices is completely understandable.
However, the 911E is not without its own, equally important history; in 2.0-litre form, the original ‘E’ represented the first production 911 to be fitted with mechanical fuel injection, a development that would go on to improve the 911S’s flat six.
By the 2.4-litre era, both S and E-badged 911s were fitted with Porsche’s MFI system but, despite this similarity, the mid-range Neunelfer represents possibly the most useable classic 911 available.
Porsche 993 Carrera 4S
According to the relatively recent aphorism, “a rising tide lifts all boats”. In the case of the 993 Carrera 4S, the tide is very much its turbocharged big brother; a few years ago, it would have been the last air-cooled Turbo itself in this showcase.
However, such has been the rate of 993 Turbo inflation that the £100,000 mantle has now been taken up by the C4S.
Since the launch of the 3.2 Supersport, Turbolook 911s have generated a signifi cant degree of popular appeal among Porsche enthusiasts and the widebody aesthetic fits no better than on the curvaceous silhouette of the 993 Carrera penned by Tony Hatter.
Sharing the commanding aesthetics of the 993 Turbo, the broad-hipped Carrera 4S is hugely appealing to the eye, especially if you can find one without the popular Aerokit option. Buyer’s undoubtedly agreed: the 993 Carrera 4S outsold the narrow-body C4 by over two-to-one.
In fact, the C4S actually outsold the 993 Turbo, too, such was the appeal of a naturally aspirated Porsche 911 with plenty of visual presence.
To read about all six £100,000 Porsche 911 superstars, pick up Total 911 issue 144 in store today. Alternatively, order your copy online for home delivery, or download it straight to your digital device now.